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SB 258 - Authorizes Burial or Cremation of Fetal Tissue After Abortion or Miscarriage - Texas Key Vote

Brandon Creighton voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -

Title: Authorizes Burial or Cremation of Fetal Tissue After Abortion or Miscarriage

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Burial or Cremation of Fetal Tissue After Abortion or Miscarriage

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals to choose to bury or cremate the fetal remains after an abortion or miscarriage.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes individuals to choose to bury or cremate any fetal tissue that remains after an abortion or miscarriage (Sec. 7).

  • Requires that the patient sign a disposition of remains form that describes the approved options for disposal of the fetal tissue after an abortion or miscarriage (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that individuals seeking an abortion verify in writing that they have been informed of the following (Sec. 2):

    • The nature and consequences of an abortion;

    • That Texas law requires them to undergo a sonogram prior to the abortion;

    • That they have the option to view the sonogram images; and

    • That Texas law requires them to hear a verbal explanation of the results of the sonogram images, except when the pregnancy is a result of a rape or incest.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Burial or Cremation of Fetal Tissue After Abortion or Miscarriage

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